Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ChBE Interactive T-Square replaces the ChBE Blog

As many of you may have noticed, we have not been maintaining or updating the CHBE blog since January 2014.  The goal has been to drive student traffic instead to the T-Square page established for the CHBE department.  It is a public, joinable site for any Georgia Tech student who has access to T-Square.  Most enrolled students in Fall 2014 were automatically added to the roster.  If you are new to CHBE since the Fall semester and do not have the CHBE Interactive tab on your T-Square work space, simply follow these directions to add it:

  • Log in to Buzzport.
  • Open your T-Square page--which will probably open to the My Workspace tab.
  • Click on Membership in the Workspace Tools at the left side of the page.
  • At the top of this page, click on the Joinable Sites tab, and type in the Search box: ChBE Interactive.  This should open the Worksite for the page, and you can then click JOIN.   
You will find announcements, resources, forums, and so much more on the Interactive site.  I do not anticipate that we will be adding additional announcements to the CHBE Blog in the forseeable future.  If you have a question you are unable to address through the resources at CHBE Interactive, please email: for assistance.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Registering for Undergraduate Research tips

Are you planning to do research in Spring 2014?  You must complete an Undergraduate Research Permit Request form (found in the CHBE office) first.  There is one form for Research for Academic Credit and another form for Research for Pay--please choose the correct form. Complete the form including how many credit hours for which you will register--rule of thumb is one credit hour=3 hours in the lab.  Obtain your supervising professor's signature, and turn in the completed form to your academic advisor (drop them in the box on my office door) and I will issue the permit within 24 hours.  You will receive an email notification that you can register for the course.

When you register for a variable hour course (i.e. research), the registration will default to 1 hour; it is your responsibility to change the hours based on the agreement you have made with your supervising professor.  Your advisor CANNOT change the hours for you.

How do I change the number of hours for a variable hour course?
  1. Log into Buzzport
  2. On the Home tab locate the "REGISTRATION AND STUDENT SERVICES" channel
  3. Select the "Registration - OSCAR" link
  4. Select "Student Services & Financial Aid"
  5. Select "Registration"
  6. Select "Add/Drop Classes"
  7. Select "Term"
  8. Select "Change Course Options" at the bottom of screen
  9. Enter the desired number of hours.
 All Permit requests MUST be submitted no later than Friday, January 10 at NOON!  Once the permits are entered, you MUST register no later than Friday at 4:00 p.m.!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CH2M HILL Scholarship

The CH2M HILL Scholarship is sponsored by the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE).  The scholarship is open to everyone, not only Asian students, with the following criteria:

-Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student in the fields of study Architectural Design, Construction, Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, or Structural)
- Undergraduate Students: Must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours towards one of the above degrees and/or is at the Junior level status in their curriculum. Student cannot be graduating within the next 12 months.
- Graduate Students: Must be a currently enrolled student in one of the above degrees. Student cannot be graduating within the next 12 months.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Interested in an internship or full-time position with CH2M HILL. Please keep in mind that CH2M HILL is a global company and would prefer candidates who are willing and able to meet their global needs (i.e. willing to travel and/or relocate to develop their careers)
- Have previous work and/or leadership experience
- Be active as a member or volunteer in the community

To be eligible to apply, you MUST be a paid SASE member. To become one, here is what you need to do:
1. Pay here:
2. Upload your resume on T-square once we have granted you access to it in the format "LastName_FirstName” in .pdf format

Deadline for application is October 19th at midnight.

Selected candidates must be available for interview on October 21st or 22nd

The final winner will be announced on October 23rd. The application can be found on the official GT SASE Members T-Square page.

If you have any questions, please contact Georgia Tech SASE at

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bridging Science and Art

Please join us on Wednesday, October 16th in the Auditorium of the Architecture Building on the Georgia Tech Campus as Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann reads from his selected works, and comments on science and poetry. The reading is 3-4pm with a reception to follow.

Awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on chemical reaction theory, Roald Hoffmann is a poet and playwright whose work has explored subjects from the Holocaust to the World of Chemistry.

His recent co-authored works include “Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry,” and “Beyond the Finite: The Sublime in Art and Science.”

Monday, September 23, 2013

Gwinnett County schools: Chemistry Teacher needed

This just in!

Gwinnett County is in immediate need of a Chemistry teacher in the Lawrenceville area.  Applicants must have already passed the GACE Basic Skills/Program Admission and the GACE Chemistry.  This job is not posted yet.

For more information, please contact:

Patrice Pendergast, PHR
Human Resources - Recruitment Coordinator
phone: (678) 301-6076

Contact Susan Belmonte, Pre-Teaching Advisor, for help with your resume and other information related to applying in general.

Susan Belmonte, M.Ed.
Pre-Teaching Advisor
Georgia Tech Learning Excellence
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
404.385.3494 (office)
susan.belmonte2 (Skype)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Especially for International Students...

Career Services is collaborating with the Office of International Education (OIE) on several programs this fall. These are two coming in the September and October:

Guest Speaker Dan Beaudry, Author of “Power Ties:  The International Student's Guide to Finding a Job in the United States”
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Student Center Theater

Choosing Your Path: Career Exploration for International Students
Three -90 minutes sessions for small groups of international students. Students are required to contact Lanie Damon at:  before joining the group. 

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013      
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013 
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m.

The GREEN Program

The GREEN Program is a short-term experience which combines hands-on education, adventure, service learning, cultural immersion and global networking to create an unparalleled learning experience in Iceland & Costa Rica. This program becomes a launchpad for the future innovative leaders of tomorrow.

Upon completion of the GREEN program you will receive:
* Experiential Education visiting several renewable energy facilities
* Service Learning through community service projects in impoverished areas
* Adventures such as surfing, glacier & jungle hiking or tectonic plate snorkeling
* Cultural Immersion in local indigenous tribes, eco-lodges or animal rehabilitation reserves
* Entrepreneurial inspiration developing your own green venture
* Access to our alumni network with job opportunities and industry connections
* Custom letters of recommendation based on your capstone project
* Transferable academic credit awarded by Reykjavik University

Costa Rica 12 days Summer and Winter, 9 days Spring
Five forms of renewable energy, action-packed adventures, cultural immersion, memories for a lifetime all in paradise.

Iceland 10 days Summer, 8 days Winter and Spring
Noted as the greenest country in the world, Iceland is an untapped reserve of energy and adventure. We have partnered with Reykjavík University's Renewable Energy and Sustainability Master's Program (REYST) and the School of Science and Engineering to provide quality insight into the industry from the leading innovators.

Dare to be different. Dare to be you. Challenge the world.
Define your career path in 10 days
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